Women’s Retreat

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Friday, Aug. 23-Saturday, Aug. 24
The Country Place, Moscow, TN

Check-in/registration: Friday at 5:30 p.m. Send-off: Saturday at 4 p.m.

New! Saturday-only option: August 24

Our Saturday-only option is $40 and includes sessions, two meals, goody bag, T-shirt and door prizes.

We’ve all been given a story. God has been working in and on us to create a beautiful narrative through trials and triumphs.

“What has happened to us has served to advance the gospel.” (Philippians 1:12)

So how do we turn that soliloquy of our lives into a symphony that reflects back to His glory? Join the Christ Church Women’s Ministry August 23 and 24 for worship, teaching and fellowship as we gather to learn from other women what it looks like to take our stories and turn them into songs.

Most of all, you will have time to draw close to God through Bible study, prayer, speaker sessions, quiet times of reflection and worship. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to get to know women in our church of all ages and stages of life.

Our special guest speakers, Dr. Pokey Stanford and Jennifer Bratton, will share their stories and show us how God is not only using that to further the Gospel, but has also given them a new song.

Amanda McCleskey, Nicki Halford and Claire Alexander will be our amazing worship leaders.

Registration is closed.


Listen to audio from the Summer Series here:


UMW Speaker Series: Growing Through Trials

Listen to audio from recent UMW Speaker Series Luncheons:


*Janet Sheahan’s talk is not available due to unforeseen A/V issues.

Women’s Groups 

These groups meet in various locations throughout the city and are designed to help you grow as you connect to God and others through deeper study and accountability. Questions? Contact Ginger Holland, (901) 261-2186.


Busy Moms Group: Ten Women of the Bible by Max Lucado
Mondays, Sept. 9-Dec. 2 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 409-412

Childcare: yes
Leader: Kathryn Cloutier, (901) 233-2548

We don’t even know all their names. Some are referred to only by their nationality. Some are known only by the place where they lived. Some would become queens, while others would live on the fringes of society. One would give birth to a nation, and one would give birth to the Messiah. Their culture often overlooked or discounted the contributions of women, yet the writers of Scripture found these women and the role they played remarkable to the telling of God's story.



WOW: Women of the Word
Tuesdays, Sept. 3-Dec. 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 409-412
PDO is available.
Leaders: Sally Saig, (901) 351-8358, and Lynn Holloway

Bible Study Fellowship
Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 | 6:45-8 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 415-416

Childcare: no
Leader: Nancy

In the Acts of and Letters of the Apostles study, we see evidence of God’s Unstoppable Spirit, the growth of His Unstoppable Church and the Unstoppable Witness of His people. To register, contact Nancy.


The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer
Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 23 | 6:15 p.m. | Dunnam 335

Childcare: yes
Leader: LaShanta Rudd

In The Confident Woman, Joyce explores the seven characteristics of a woman with confidence, which include a woman who knows she is loved, who refuses to live in fear and who does not live by comparisons. Joyce explains that confidence stems from being positive in your actions and living honestly, but most importantly, from having faith—in God and in ourselves.


Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 6 | 6:15 p.m.

More details coming soon!



Women’s Bible Study: Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff
Thursdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 14 | 9:15-11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 405-406
PDO is available.
Leader: Pokey Stanford, (601) 466-6671

What would happen if we stopped worrying about a challenging world filled with difficult people and instead decided to love everybody? Cost: $10 study guides available to purchase at the first class.



Moms in Prayer: College Group
Fridays, Sept. 6-Dec. 6 | 10-11 a.m. | East Ministry Center
Childcare: no
Leader: Jo Ellen Druelinger, (901) 497-7535

Women’s Friday Lunch and Learn Bible Study
Fridays, Sept. 6-Nov. 1 | 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | East Ministry Center
Bring a lunch or buy your lunch there.
Childcare: no
Leader: Susie Andrews, (901) 581-4847

SUNDAY school

Joy Sunday School Class (open group)
Sundays | 11 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 413
Childcare: yes
Teacher: Chris Payne, (901) 326-7646

United Methodist Women (UMW) and Circle Meetings


UMW Circles meet on a monthly basis at various times (day & evening) and locations (homes, Christ Church & East Ministry Center). UMW Circles are most active from September through May.  

UMW is a community of women whose purpose is:

  • To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ

  • To develop a creative, supportive fellowship

  • To expand the concept of missions through participating in local and global ministries of the church

Questions? Contact Vickie Wilkinson, UMW President, (901) 497-6257.

New UMW Circle
Interested in meeting weekly with a new UMW circle of women studying God’s Word? Join host and leader Sherry Webster at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at her home located at 5441 Sycamore Grove Lane, Memphis, 38120. Enjoy Bible teaching, application, encouragement and accountability. The theme verse is James 1:22, “Be ye doers of the Word, not hearers only.” Questions? Call Sherry, (901) 229-0531.

Baby Showers

Expecting a baby? Know someone in our church who is expecting? Please let us know. UMW will host baby showers to honor these moms and help foster relationships between women of all ages. These will be in the Parlor at 12:30 p.m., so stop by right after church for a special time of food and fellowship. Bring a package of diapers, wipes or a Kroger gift card. If your circle would like to host one of these dates, contact Vickie Wilkinson or Laura Greenwell.

Dates: September 22, October 20

2019 Women’s Ministry Calendar

Save these dates on your calendar, and stay tuned for more details!

UMW Bake Sale
Sunday, Nov. 3

Holiday for Her
Wednesday, Dec. 4

Check out our photo gallery from some of our recent events: